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Sex offender wins $14 million Florida Lotto jackpot

Topic closed. 48 replies. Last post 10 years ago by pumpi76.

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hypersoniq's avatar - 8ball
Pennsylvania
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Posted: February 4, 2007, 11:48 am - IP Logged

The bottom line is that he paid his debt to society...

As such, that part shouldn't have been mentioned. That is wreckless endangerment by the media.

Blame society for not extracting a higher debt. In my personal opinion, anyone who attacks a child, a senior citizen, or anone in a defenseless position should not be allowed back into the general public. But I don't make the rules. 23 months should have been 23 years... or more. The child won't get their innocence back, the offender shouldn't get their freedom back.

BUT, society was ok with 23 months and set him free. As a parent, I am disgusted, but as a lottery player, I still think it's wreckless to release winner's identities. My "record" is limited to one speeding ticket at age 17.. If I win, will the headline read "Leadfoot wins powerball"?

Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
    mid-Ohio
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    Posted: February 4, 2007, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

    Use to be when a crime was reported concerning someone who had served their country in Viet Nam, it was also mentioned that they were a veteran of Viet Nam.  I don't see that much any more because either those guys got too old for anyone to care or the new Iraq vets took their place. 

    I think the media just like to add those extra facts to a story to attract more interest.  Jack Whitaker personal problems attracted a lot of national coverage that would have otherwise gone unnoticed had he not won the largest single lottery jackpot on record.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      justxploring's avatar - villiarna
      Wandering Aimlessly
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      Posted: February 7, 2007, 12:59 am - IP Logged

      Use to be when a crime was reported concerning someone who had served their country in Viet Nam, it was also mentioned that they were a veteran of Viet Nam.  I don't see that much any more because either those guys got too old for anyone to care or the new Iraq vets took their place. 

      I think the media just like to add those extra facts to a story to attract more interest.  Jack Whitaker personal problems attracted a lot of national coverage that would have otherwise gone unnoticed had he not won the largest single lottery jackpot on record.

      I Agree!  I agree.  Sort of like that wild astronaut story.  Both Letterman and Leno were talking about her in their monologues tonight.  If she was just a "housewife" it probably wouldn't have made the news at all.  Being a sex offender is a very serious crime (if in fact he is one) but I don't think this man would have gotten this kind of headline 10 years ago.  If I were he, I'd do my best to get lost and lead a quiet life.  I hope he uses this good fortune to clean up his life. If he is a pervert, I hope he drives off a cliff before he gets the chance to touch another child.

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        Honduras
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        Posted: February 10, 2007, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

        giving the number of sex offenders on the population my question is: "What are the odds"..What are the odds that a sex offeder would win the lottery...Cases like this make me think sometimes that the lottery is corrupted which is not but it makes you wonder sometimes...

         

        "More important than winning the state's lottery is the movie "Red Planet.."..."